I have a few questions for those that teach Japanese or any other language as a full or part time tutor.
I am looking to pay off some student debt over the course of a year or so by tutoring to students on Japanese, but I’m not sure how many students I should take on or what I should price myself at in order to make a stable income. So far I’ve had no luck finding forums or videos discussing this topic.
I do understand that it is partially based on the platform being used online to tutor, but I’m hoping that someone can give a ballpark.
I am not sure to understand the question. You want to make some money teaching japanese and for that you need a free course in economy from us ?
How many students should you take ? depend on how many of them will take you, which depend on your price and reputation, which depend on your skill as a teacher, among other things.
You could also take the amount you want to make, divided it by the hourly fee for tutoring or by the number of free hours you have.
If you are serious about making money by teaching, then avoid one-on-one and offer group lessons. Outschool.com can be a good website to check out.
I don’t think that was the answer they were looking for. . . . doing the math to figure out how to price their lessons and how many students to take is very straight forward. I think what they wanted to know was more so in the realms of human capacity. I think their question was only partially economics but also they might’ve wanted advice from someone more experienced in the field on how many students to take on to make a stable income WITHOUT burning out and overworking themselves.
I think ryokoleo’s probably right: the best method might be to teach group lessons instead of one-on-ones.